VC money in the U.S is at its highest level since 2001, and valuations are soaring. The question on everyone’s mind is, are we in a bubble?
Besides our obsession with Game of Thrones, there’s a reason why our investor panel at Disrupt NY is titled “Is Winter Coming?” We’ve never seen as many billion-dollar exits and valuations, many of which have been funded by the investors we have on stage at Disrupt NY in May. Tickets are currently available here.
NOTE: Disrupt general admission tickets are jumping by $1,000 next week. Save some cash and grab one while they’re still on sale.
New York-based Fisher has made a number of savvy bets early on hot new technologies and companies, including Pinterest (recently valued at $4 billion), Stripe (valued at $1.75 billion), Makerbot (acquired by Stratasys), Vine, FiftyThree, and Refinery29. She also recently joined A16Z as a board partner.
Sabet and Spark were the early backers of Twitter, Tumblr, Foursquare and a number others; and have continued its strong of wins, including the most recent $2 billion exit of Oculus VR to Facebook.
Sequoia Capital partner, and former Zappos COO Lin is a rising star in the VC world, and has backed companies like Airbnb, which is rumored to be valued at $10 billion in its latest round of funding.
Lilly has only been a VC at Greylock for three years, and he’s already collected a number of tech’s biggest wins under his belt, including Dropbox (whose latest valuation is pegged at $10 billion), Instagram (sold to Facebook for $1 billion), and Tumblr (sold to Yahoo for $1.1 billion).
Beyond bubble talk, we’re going to hear about the changes in seed stage investing, the real story behind competition between VCs on deals, how to find the unicorns and more. Join us to hear the answers to these and other questions at Disrupt NY, which kicks off on May 3rd.
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